Courses

Golf Digest’s third biennial ranking of the World 100 Greatest Golf Courses is truly global, showcasing brilliant layouts everywhere from Abu Dhabi to Vietnam, but not the United States. This is not a slight against courses born in the USA; Golf Digest will continue to produce biennial rankings of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses in
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KEY: The number in parentheses after each country name is the approximate number of golf courses in that country. Where a facility has more than one course, the name of the ranked course is shown in parentheses. Abbreviations: C.—Club; C.C.—Country Club; G.—Golf; G.C.—Golf Club★ Ranked among Golf Digest’s World 100 Greatest Courses. NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL
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Pebble Beach Golf Links is known as the crown jewel of American public golf courses—the place most golfers put on their bucket lists and vow to play at least once before they die. And while the course lives to up to its lofty reputation, many visitors are equally vowed by a completely different, somewhat surprising
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You probably don’t recognize the name, but Anthony L. Williams is a superstar in golf. Not as a result of displaying his talents on the field of play, but by preparing those fields of play. The 53-year-old Williams, Director of Golf Course Maintenance and Landscaping Operations at Four Seasons Golf & Sports Club in the
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The Preserve at Oak Meadows, a daily-fee in Addison, Ill., north of Chicago, may be the most important new golf course to open in 2017. Its harnessing of a notorious creek that had periodically destroyed property upstream and down demonstrates that a golf course can serve not just golfers but also a greater community. The
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The visual impact of the stunning Sand Valley course at Sand Valley Golf Resort is immediate and gasp-inducing. It begins with the opening tee shot, off a high sand dune dubbed The Volcano, to a ribbon of rumpled fairway flanked by vast expanses of natural, exposed sand, dotted with low-growing vegetation and copses of pines.
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We can all learn something from Paul Rudovsky. Though none of us will come close to touching his accomplishments — playing golf in 45 countries, playing every course that has every appeared on a golf publication’s World 100 rankings, and every course still in existence that has hosted a men’s major around the world —
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The perfect lodging for golfers offers the best views, proximity to the course and amenities that are first-rate but not over-the-top. What are the rooms that add the ultimate touch for a golf getaway? With input from Golf Digest editors and our 1,300 course-ranking panelists, a well-traveled bunch, we created this list of 18 greats.
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When he first saw the Dallas property that he and partner Ben Crenshaw would turn into the new Trinity Forest Golf Club—a drab, treeless, 165-acre tabletop city dump perched above the tree-lined Trinity River—golf architect Bill Coore ignored the abandoned refrigerators and scattered tires to focus on the flow of the land. It was a
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The golf “buddies trip” is a tradition as old as the game itself—a group of friends plan a trip to a golf destination where they will play more golf in a long weekend than they thought humanly possible, and pair it with great food, activities and camaraderie. The golf professionals at the American Club Resort
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